Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Yeah it's nappy... and what?

So its funny how when I started this journey 2 months ago people had my back and supported me. But I guess now that my hair is growing out and you can see how wavy it is folks don't like it. In fact, can't stand it.

The humidity really did a number on my hair these past few days. Now that it's puffy ( I was too tired to do anything after traveling yesterday ) people got issues. I came home and told my grandmother I was going to get my hair done tonight and she goes I hope you are getting a relaxer because your hair is nappy. Yes gramma I know its nappy its mine. I politely let her know that I am not getting a relaxer, just a roller set. Then she starts to go on and on about how nappy my hair is. Uggghhh this is frustrating but I knew when I started this journey everyone wasn't going to be in my corner. My mom is okay as long as it is in a protective style. My girls are cool with it and just as excited as I am.

I guess I am just irritated about the whole thing. I will post again after my hair is done tonight.

Until then... Be Blessed!
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

I love heat and humidity!!!!

Our family reunion was this weekend in Myrtle Beach, SC. It was at least 97 each day, shoot it's 93 outside now. I couldn't get my hair braided before I left home so I decided to just wash and do a bantu knot out or a braid out for the week. Well let's just say with all the swimming, visits to the water park and the humidity it was a lot of wash n go's going on. But I absolutely enjoyed the week with my hair.

The humidity made my hair big and beautiful. I loved it!! I already love the heat as it is and now that I know my hair enjoys it to, it's a done deal. One of my sisters said my ponytail was puffy, I said good, it's the way it's supposed to be. LOL I am truly embracing this journey. Although I did get many requests asking me when I was going to get a relaxer and why didn't I get one before I got to SC. Now the more people pester me and question why I do things, the more determination I have to stay on my journey.

I have to admit there are days when I want to give up and get the creamy crack put in my head but when I think about the pain, the scabs and the migraine that follows I just say 'No Thanks' and keep moving. I have made a goal with myself to learn how to corn roll my hair by the end of the summer. I refuse to pay people to do something I know I can do myself. Each month I will give myself a goal to achieve for my natural hair journey. I think this will make my process very interesting.

For July my goal was a bantu knot out. Now when I say my hair and the humidity loved this style, it really did love it. This will definitely be a hairstyle I will use often. I love the curls and the waves.

Thank you humidity for embracing my hair and giving me more confidence. Love Ya lots!!!